New Mexico driver's examination

Number of tests: 16
Number of questions: 25
Passing score: 18
Directions: Persons applying for a first-time New Mexico driver license, or those with licenses expired for one year or more, must pass the knowledge written test. This test is not required if you have a current out-of-state driver license. Persons with a current out-of-country license are required to take the written test. State offices typically do not allow the written test to be taken after 3pm to ensure the applicant has sufficient time to complete the test.

The knowledge test consists of 25 multiple choice questions that are important to the safe operation of a motor vehicle and New Mexico laws and driving practices. The questions are based on the information provided in the manual.

A passing score consist of at least 18 correct answers.
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Passing grade —
7 or fewer errors
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1.
What does a lane use control signal displaying a green arrow above a reversible lane indicate?
The signal is about to change to a red X.
Drivers should not drive in this lane.
Drivers may use this lane only to make a left turn.
Drivers may drive normally in this lane.
2.
If your wheels drop off the pavement and onto the shoulder of the road, you should:
Brake hard and turn sharply back onto the pavement.
Stop your car on the edge of the road.
Slow down and very carefully turn back onto the pavement.
Maintain your speed and turn sharply back onto the pavement.
3.
Which of the following blocks the smooth flow of traffic?
Slowing down to look at collision scene.
Avoiding unnecessary lane changes.
Using public transportation instead of your vehicle.
4.
It is necessary to use your low beams any time you are:
On a lighted street.
On a freeway.
In fog.
5.
Before switching on the ignition, you should:
Buckle your safety belt.
Be sure all passengers have buckled their safety belts.
Both of the above.
6.
Backing your vehicle is:
Always dangerous.
Dangerous if you have a helper.
Only dangerous in large vehicles.
7.
Before switching on the ignition, you should:
Be sure only backseat passengers have buckled their seat belts.
Be sure only adult passengers have buckled their seat belts.
Be sure only child passengers have buckled their seat belts.
Be sure all of the vehicle's occupants have buckled their seat belts.
8.
Reduce your speed when:
The road is icy.
There is dense fog.
It is raining.
All of the above.
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